Automation Controls Engineer with strong PLC knowledge required for permanent role with medical devices multinational in Galway


  • Control system design for Industrial Automation equipment from concept stage
  • Design Automation Control electrical and pneumatic schematics
  • Liaise with Production during initial machine manufacture
  • Production of support documentation including BOMs and manuals
  • Design PLC architecture and controls Flow
  • Program and debug PLC programs
  • Commission and Program Robotics
  • Program, setup and maintain automated inspection tools
  • Support existing equipment in Production
  • Maintain high quality / compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements
  • Ensure goals and objectives are met and understood by effective communication, building an atmosphere of openness, honesty and flexibility with individuals and within the team environment
  • Manage external relationships with Technology providers / Suppliers
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled Researching solutions to existing process problems


  • Level 8 Engineering Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ideally have experience with E-Plan, Cognex, ABB Robots
  • Strong technical background and capabilities
  • Motivated to work on own initiative and the ability to make and implement decisions
  • Knowledge of ISO and FDA compliance with emphasis on validation
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative and cost effective solutions
  • Excellent working knowledge of equipment and process validation
  • Strong experience in programming IEC 61131 compliant PLC language Omron Sysmac Studio
  • Ability to design control systems using 2 or 3D-CAD
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an experienced team
  • Excellent Knowledge of CE Standards

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